Sefa Utaki

Other Historic Site/Building
Sefa Utaki is a historical site located in Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture. In December 2000 it was designated as part of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Within Sefa Utaki there are six Ibi (sacred areas), from one of which, Sangui, there is a wonderful view of Kudaka Island (known as the “Island of the Gods”). Sefa Utaki is still venerated as a sacred place, and many people come to pray here.

Spot details

Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudeken map map Map
[Mar.- Oct.]9:00-18:00(Last entry17:30)
[Nov.- Feb.]9:00-17:30(Last entry17:00)
Twice a year (5/1-3 of the lunar calendar, 10/1-3 of the lunar calendar)
[Admission fee] [Adults (High school students and above)] 300yen [Children (Elementary and junior high school students)] 150yen [Group] 200yen (* Adults 20 people and above) * Admission ticket is at Nanjo City Regional Product Center sale
Parking Lot
Available (150spaces) * Please use the parking lot at Ganju Station/Nanjo, Chinen Misaki Park.
Credit Card
Not available
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Not available
English Menu
Available (Pamphlet)
* Sanko Ri is restricted from entering.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (However, admission is prohibited depending on the rain conditions, rain gear must be prepared by yourself)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Yes (Admission by stroller is not possible)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Heritage site (Oct 2019)
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.05.10
    It is nearby Cape Chinen Park which we whisked by from. The carpark is pretty near the ticket office to purchase admission tickets. Thankfully the staff at the ticket office briefed us on the way to...
  • Unesco site for a short visit
    3.0 Reviewed : 2020.03.07
    A place of worship for the local Ryukyu people. Was a little confusing as the park was quite a distance from the parking area. There was a one hour movie on the place, which was not too exciting...
  • Very interesting site to visit
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.29
    It was very stunning to see such a large stone structure. As you go through the stones, you can feel the cool temperature under the stones compared to the open air temperature. I will keep my reviews...

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